Boston Bruins, Danton Heinen agree on 2-year-deal, avoid arbitration

Ruben Hill
July 11, 2019

Heinen, 24, was a fourth-round pick by the Bruins in 2014.

The Boston Bruins and forward Danton Heinen have avoided arbitration by agreeing to a two-year, $5.6 million contract.

The 23-year-old scored 11 goals and posted 34 points in 77 games this past season.

Heinen, 24, took the ice for 77 games in his second National Hockey League season and finished with 34 points (11 goals, 23 assists) and a plus-13 rating.

He enjoyed his best offensive season as a rookie in 2017-18, totaling 16 goals and 31 assists for 47 points in 77 games and adding one goal in nine playoff games.

Based on comparable contracts around the league, Heinen should be looking at something between $2.5-3.5 million on a one or two-year deal that he can opt for in salary arbitration.

Avalanche-turned-Leaf forward Alex Kerfoot recently signed a four-year, $14 million ($3.5 million AAV) contract with Toronto, and has posted nearly identical numbers to Heinen to date.

One down, two to go. The announcement came hours after an August 3 arbitration deadline was set.

Heinen, who last week had filed for salary arbitration, is the first of three key restricted free agents to re-sign with the Bruins. He has also been a member of the Boston Chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association since 2013.

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